Posted Monday 12th May 2014
Jersey Launches New Community Space ‘Digital Jersey Hub’
Digital Jersey is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Digital Jersey Hub’ (the Hub) located at 3 The Forum in St. Helier. Aiming to be the heart and soul of a digitally enabled island, the Hub has been designed to support business, students and the community as they meet the opportunities and the challenges of the digital age.
The Hub has been designed to provide an innovative and creative environment and to promote collaboration, business development, community engagement, networking, learning and skills development. The launch of the Hub on the 15th May is a key milestone in Digital Jersey’s work to grow the value of the digital economy in order create jobs and support a digitally enabled society.
The Hub will include:
- A Skills Zone for learning and education, skills and professional development
- A Co-working Zone for flexible office space, support needed for start-ups and business development
- An events space for presentations and workshops
- A Support Zone, where the Digital Jersey Team is based
- Access to mentors and a business accelerator
Prior to its official launch, a number of companies, individuals and community groups have already been engaging with the Hub, and have provided extremely positive feedback on this space for like-minded people to collaborate.
Paul Masterton, Chairman for Digital Jersey commented:
“New to Jersey, the Hub takes the best of business accelerators and incubators from leading tech centres and combines this with a social conscience, aimed at skills, learning and community support for Jersey. I see the Hub as a great catalyst for the digital sector, bringing people together with excitement and energy. Change is underway in Jersey and we are working to ensure Jersey has the right conditions for success, whether that means securing a job in the digital technology sector, starting a business or developing digital skills. The Digital Jersey Hub is a commitment to creating a healthy digital ecosystem in Jersey.”
The Hub officially opens on the 15th of May when an Open Day will be held. If you would like to attend please visit http://www.digital.je/events/digital-jersey-hub-open-day to register.
Those interested in becoming a hub 'resident' in the co-working space to start, run or grow their business, or anyone who wishes to provide a workshop or event, should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘The Hub’.